Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Guess these objects…. for Regency ladies…

Guess these objects…. for Regency ladies…

Time for another installment of the object guessing game! The last one was a month ago, and if you need to refresh your memory, here is the link: Guess these Objects…April 3  The objects pictured were: A. highchair for toddlers, dated 1815; B. a fob; C. top hat, beaver, high hat, topper, stove-pipe or chimney hat (if… CONTINUE READING…

Easter Eggs!

Easter Eggs!

Say “Easter Egg” and the first vision that pops into one’s mind is brightly colored shells with pretty designs. A few times in my life I tried to get really creative with decorating eggs, but never had much success. Too bad I never visited Martha Stewart’s website because she has 50 different ways to fancy… CONTINUE READING…

Guess these Objects…. if you can…

Guess these Objects…. if you can…

Another installment of a fun guessing game. These are various items that existed in the Regency Era that may or may not exist today, or if they do now look quite different. Can you guess what these are?   A.  Helpful place to place a bum. This 1815 specimen proves that ingenuity and wisdom, or… CONTINUE READING…

April Fool’s Day ~ Hoaxes in History

April Fool’s Day ~ Hoaxes in History

As I noted yesterday, by the late seventeenth century April Fool’s Day was an established fact in Europe at least. With the formalized scheduling of a day free to prank without impunity, the challenge was on! Once again I will direct to The Museum of Hoaxes for historical examples. Here are a few I thought… CONTINUE READING…

Guess the Object

Guess the Object

Here’s a fun game! These are various items that existed in the Regency Era that may or may not exist today, or if they do now look quite different. Can you guess what these are? A. Yes this is a carriage, that is easy, but what kind? Noted as the gentleman’s sport vehicle of the… CONTINUE READING…

Tickling the Romantic Funnybone

Tickling the Romantic Funnybone

  Ten Relationship Commandments I.    I am thy Main Squeeze; thou shalt squeeze no others beside me. II.   Thou shalt not take the name of thy Squeeze in vain, nor badmouth me behind my back. III.  Remember our Anniversary, and keep it holy. Or else. IV.  Honor MY mother and father. THINE are… CONTINUE READING…

Name the Austen Couples

Name the Austen Couples

My post on Cinematic Lovers on February 7 was quite popular. For some reason a plethora of romance movie aficionados haunt my blog. Shocking! Since that recognition quiz was handled so well, I composed another lovers quiz. This one contains images of couples from Jane Austen movies. All are married, although not necessarily the hero… CONTINUE READING…

Bad Valentines ~ OMG!

Bad Valentines ~ OMG!

I think it is safe to say that the majority of Valentine’s cards are pretty, have sweet verses or loving sentiments, or if meant to be humorous do so in a cheeky way. Even those superhero Valentines that the boys in second grade give are cute! And perhaps in our modern day with folks tending… CONTINUE READING…

Match the Lovers

Match the Lovers

Time for another game! Below is a list of twenty lovers in literature, history, and a few from TV or other silly places. All are familiar – at least I think they are – so should be easy to match up. Again, all in good fun, so no one is being graded here. Commenting with… CONTINUE READING…

Quizzing your Romance Awareness

Quizzing your Romance Awareness

A fun quiz all about romance. Test your knowledge of lovers. Post answers in the comment section. No one is being graded, although answering does count toward the Valentine Giveaway. Answers will be revealed when the winners to my giveaway are announced after the 3/7 deadline. Have fun! A.  Which romantic hero was in love… CONTINUE READING…

Cinematic Lovers

Cinematic Lovers

Are you a romantic movie lover like me? Then you should have no trouble guessing the couples depicted below, and which movie they are in. Answer in the comment section. You are not being graded, although answers do count as part of the “Month of Love” giveaway. I’ll post the answers next month along with… CONTINUE READING…